KAR vs MUL Prediction: Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans will clash against each other in Match 1 of the Pakistan Super League on Thursday. Karachi Kings, who won the tournament in 2020 were knocked out in the Eliminator 1 last year. On the other hand, Multan Sultans went on to win the tournament, as they defeated Peshawar Zalmi in the finals by a margin of 47 runs. Babar Azam is the newly appointed captain for Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings have the services of one of the best batsman in world cricket at moment in the form of Babar Azam. He will open the batting alongside explosive left-hander, Sharjeel Khan. Mohammad Amir and Imad Wasim will lead the bowling department for the Kings.
Multan Sultans have the likes of Mohammad Rizwan at the top of the order. He will open the batting with West Indies batsman, Johnson Charles with the R. Rossouw and Rovman Powell to follow. Their bowling department might be a weak link, as it does not feature any big game. Shahnawaz Dahani will be the player to watch out for.
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Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Head to Head: KAR:5, MUL:3
Since this is the first match of the tournament, teams will look to find their best 11. Multan Sultans are the defending champions, hence the pressure will be on the them during the course of the tournament. However, Karachi Kings have a better- balanced side on paper as compared to their opponents. According to Bet365 Odds, Karachi Kings are favorites in Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Dream11 Team Prediction.
Bet365: KAR 1.72, MUL 2.10
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The best picks for your fantasy team will be Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Shahnawaz Dahani
1. Babar Azam Stats in PSL
Babar Azam is the highest scorer in PSL History, as he has over 2,000 runs in just over 50 innings. Currently, the Pakistani skipper is one of the best batsman in world cricket.
2. Mohammad Rizwan Stats in PSL
Mohammad Rizwan has been one of the standout batsman in T20 cricket in the past year. He will open the batting for Multan Sultans, and will be an integral part of the team.
3. Shahnawaz Dahani Stats in PSL
Shahnawaz Dahani was the highest wicket-taker of the PSL in the last edition. He had 20 wickets to his name in just 11 matches, at an average of under 20.
If KAR bats first: 160-180
If MUL bats first: 150-170
Sine this is the first match of the Pakistan Super League, it will be interesting to see as to how the pitch plays out. The match will be played in Karachi, and going by past trends, it is considered to be a batting friendly wicket. However, spinners could get some purchase from the wicket. Moreover, the dew factor could come into play in the second innings of Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans Today Match Prediction.
The conditions are going to be pleasant for the first match of the tournament. It is expected to be a windy day in Karachi, as temperatures will go northwards from 20 degree Celsius towards the night. We could see temperatures roughly around 17 degree Celsius. The chances of rain are very slim, and we are expected to have a full game.
The tournament will be broadcasted by the Sony Sports Network. Sony Six and Sony Six HD will be telecasting the live game in India. Moreover, fans can follow the live match on the Sony Liv App. Match 1 of the Pakistan Super League will be held in the National Stadium, Karachi.
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